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Label and forget it. Once you categorize your possessions
in an area, label it clearly so others can support your efforts
and you don't have to give it another moment of thought.
See the light. Whenever possible, store things in
clear or see through containers. Being able to see in cuts
down on frantic searching or worrying about where you put
an important thing.
Hang it up. Get some coffee mug holders to put in
the bathroom for your most worn jewelry. These are inexpensive
at home stores and downright cheap at yard sales.
Get cornered. Use small corner shelves to store a
few items that you need handy. They tuck into the most surprising
places and come in all styles and prices.
Visit sales. Periodically check out a craft show or
yard sale with storage ideas in mind. You might find just
the thing you were looking for that is also vintage or unique.
Move it around. When unloading the dishwasher, move
the silverware basket to the drawer it is housed in. Many
steps and a sore back are averted in this way.
Say no to hand washing. Make it a habit of only hand
washing those items that must not be machine-washed. Your
time is more important.
Work that dishwasher. There are many household items
that can be safely and easily washed by hand. Some small trash
cans, vases, dish brushes, and many items you probably never
considered could be sparkling without the fuss!
Assemble all tools beforehand. For any task you will
need certain items. Do not begin a task expecting to get a
tool as you need it. This makes the job take longer and increases
the possibility of interruptions in workflow.
Divide and conquer. When cleaning, break rooms into
four quadrants. Clean everything in one quadrant before progressing
clockwise to the next.